TeamTalk Update – 29 November 2020

TeamTalk Update – 29 November 2020

December 6, 2020 0 Team Talk


Contents usually include: Old Boys Marist Senior & Junior rugby reports – weekly competition & draw winners – NZ Marist – affiliates Cricket, Netball, Football and Softball seasonal reports – Club Social events  +  News & Views etc etc.

Views and comments often expressed in this publication are not necessarily
those of the executive or policy of the Napier Old Boys Marist Rugby Club.

“Team up with a winning Club in 2021”


  Champions don’t show up to get  everything they want
–  they show up to give everything they had.




Napier Old Boys Marist
Rugby Football Club Incorporated

Monday  7th December 2020  at 6.00pm
at the Clubrooms, Park Island, Napier


  1. WELCOME by the Chairman of the meeting
    2.                        APOLOGIES
    3.                        CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES of the 30th  Annual General Meeting of the 9th Dec 2019
    4.                        ANNUAL REPORT Receipt and Adoption
    5.                        ANNUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Receipt and Adoption
    6.                        ELECTIONS:
    (a.) Patron               (b.) President         (c.) Vice Presidents
    (d.) Chaplain           (e.) Chairman         ((f.) Directors
    7.                        CONFIRMATION OF DELGATES
    Hawkes Bay Rugby Union,   Napier Old Boys Association
    St John’s Old Boys Association,   NZ Marist Rugby Federation
    8.                        GENERAL BUSINESS


Your Rugby Enquiries Welcome

Tim Jones
Director of Rugby
– 021 660 834



💚 See you out there in 2021 Green Machine!!

For further Junior Rugby Info please contact
> Bevan Condin  (021) 160 5118   or   Hayley Ceselli  (021) 765 701

For more details check us out on Facebook:

2020 NOBM Junior Rugby Committee

Bevan Condin
Dave Walls (Convenor), Hayley Ceselli (Secretary),
Grant Frommherz, Therese Rodger, Glenn Fulcher,  Rochelle Williams. 

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us in 2021


club noticeboard

MISSION statement

“To provide a sporting and recreational club for both men and women which encourages both individuals and teams to reach their maximum potential in their chosen sporting club endeavours.
In doing this it
would always be our aim to maintain a fun club spirit, which treats every person equally and which ensures that the club runs on a profitable basis”

31st Annual General Meeting
of the NOBM Rugby Club will be held on
> Monday 7th December at 6pm <
at the Clubroom, Park Island.

See YOU at the Clubrooms



All members and friends Welcome
Join our affiliate codes sportsmen/women – footballers, netballers, cricketers & softballers  –  at the clubrooms.

See YOU Soon

Call in for a cool TUI or two


Clubrooms OPEN from
on Saturdays through the summer season

All Welcome  –  See YOU soon



Clubroom Bookings
for all Functions or Events

In the first instance please contact:
Director of Club Management

 Wade Colville-Smith
 Mobile – 021 059 3943


  VS         THAT  following Friday evenings Mitre10 Championship Final against the Northland Taniwha Hawkes Bay can now lock away both trophies they have captured this past season namely the Mitre10 Championship and also the coveted Ranfurly Shield.
In the case of the championship Cup it is now the third time they have won it – 2011, 2015 and 2020.  It will remain to be seen if the current two sector cross over competition remains as NZ Rugby has been considering making changes and there should be some announcement on this matter soon.

And for the final which saw the Magpies making some uncustomary errors from the kick-off with a spilled ball and other onfield mishaps and Northland really made the Magpies work for their eventual result.  In the close fought opening forty the visitors led the scoring stakes with a hattrick of touchdowns to Hawkes Bay’s pair.  Locked up at 17 apiece the teams went to the changing rooms where in Hawkes Bays case there would have been some serious soul searching as Dixons men hadn’t been as authorative as they had shown in earlier outings.  The next eighteen minutes into the second half the home side notched up their own hattrick with some spectacular tries to go out to a 19 point lead not counting the disallowed tries to Dixon and Devan Flanders.  The visitors only reply was a late converted try.  The final 36-24 win result showed that Hawkes Bay were worthy of promotion to the Premiership in 2021 if the current competition remains the same, and their wins over ‘top dogs’ Canterbury and Wellington in their crossover fixtures certainly made that point.
CONGRATULATIONS . . . to the whole Hawke’s Bay Magpies rugby set up for achieving their goal of winning the 2020 Mitre 10 Cup and promotion to the Premiership for 2021.  This is undoubtedly the first time in Hawke’s Bay Rugby history that they’ve won the Ranfurly Shield and the Championship in the same season.

IF THE NZRU . . . go ahead with the rumours going around and alter the current two tier format of the Mitre 10 competition Hawke’s Bay will end up with another permanent trophy in their cabinet.  Back in 2005 they became the forever holders of the NPC Division 2 trophy after defeating Nelson Bays 32-17 in Napier.  The following year was the start of the format that currently exists. That year also Auckland defeated Otago 39-11 for Division 1 title and Wairarapa Bush took out the last ever 3rd Division title with a hard fought 28-23 win over Horowhenua-Kapiti.

FOR YEARS . . . years I’ve taken part in various rugby sweep competitions with varying success.  On a site South Afican called Superbru at the conclusion of the Mitre 10 Cup I finished in the following positions:-  Global 53/9399, New Zealand 40/5043, Hawkes Bay 13/410 and 1/19 Raucous Seals pool.

WILLIE . . . Rickards coach of last weekend’s beaten semi-finalists Taranaki is under the pump after another disapointing season from the Bulls.  In his three seasons in charge Rickards only has a win success rate of 32% with 10 wins from 21 matches.

HERE’S A STRANGE . . . twist of fate. This week Argentinian footballing legend Diego Maradona passed away this week on the 25th November at the age of 60 after years of drug and alcohol abuse.  That is also exactly the same date that Irish footballing genius George Best died in 2005 from years of drug and alcohol abuse at the age of 59.

THE ONLY . . . club related birthday I could find this week was that of our club chef extraordinaire Rick Anderson.  Rick has duly reached exactly his mid 50s.

AND NOW . . . a something from the useless information file. Did you know?  That prior to last night’s 38-0 win over the Pumas that the All Blacks had 35 tests before the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

Cheers McGoo


THAT only in Ireland  –  May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

THAT would you call that a fair shot on Magpie first five Lincoln McClutchie in Friday evenings Championship Final ?   When you consider all the hype that went on a last year about how anything from the chest up was going to get hammered is still remains very hit and miss with our match officials.  Hopefully  2021 will see the handbrake go on when it comes to these illegal tactics.

      THAT there is no doubt the All Black coach Ian Foster came under much pressure from both the media and public expectancy over the past couple of weeks since the unexpected 25-15 loss to the Pumas in Sydney.  Coming into the return matchup in Newcastle last night the pressure was really on and when one brings the Diego Maradona factor into the frame as far as the Pumas were concerned they brought a  lot of attitude to the match and it was never going to be a cakewalk for captain Canes men.

Who despite a 10 nil lead at the break from a Dane Coles converted try and a penalty, the Argentinians never stepped back and were forever in the face of the All Blacks.  The relentless attacking pressure that was put on the Pumas which really showed through in the match stats with the number of defensive tackles they had to make.  The 175 to the All Blacks 49 really says it all.

Four converted tries after the break certainly rammed their point home none more so than late replacement winger Will Jordan who crossed for two stunners.  The hard fought resounding bonus point win would have certainly gagged the vocal critics who had been baying for Foster to be replaced.  What so many of these knowalls lose sight of is that there is also the collective group of guys out in the middle that can also go a long way toward winning and losing a game.  So back off go and have a cold shower and lets all wait and see how our All Blacks go in 2021…..


++++  You don’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.



“It couldn’t be better scripted for us when we’ve got a team that’s hurt us, we respect them and we know that we’ve got to match fire with fire against them.”
Ian Foster pre-test two against the Pumas.

“The boys were a little bit nervous and tried too hard in the first half, we took a while to settle but fought hard, stayed in the fight and managed to get momentum in the second half. I couldn’t be more proud of this team.”
Magpie captain Ash Dixon admitted after the Mitre10 Championship final.

“We’ve had a great week building into what will be a vital test for us. It’s exciting in the sense that we have the opportunity to redeem ourselves after our last game and we also have the opportunity to win the Tri-Nations”
All Black head coach Ian Foster.

“There’s a real determination in the team to perform well, not only for ourselves but also our families and friends at home and our country.”
Foster continues.

“The loss two weeks ago still hurts, but tonight goes a long way to fixing that. We’ve got to remind ourselves we were playing for a trophy today and we’ll see what happens next week.”
Ian Foster at the conclusion of the Newcastle test.



Test  Your Rugby Knowledge

This weeks Poser 1  –  In last weeks Australia – Argentina test who scored all of the Wallabies points ?    

Poser   – When  was the last time Northland contested a Final ?          

Poser 3  – Who is the captain of the Black Ferns ?           

Poser 4 – Who will captain the NZ Maori team to play Moana Pacifica on December 5. ?                


Last weeks Poser 1  What is the name of the stadium where the All Blacks were beaten last week by the Pumas – ?               Answer Bankstown Stadium         

Poser 2   –  Who won the  Colts section at last years NOBM Invitational Sevens in 2019 ?           Answer – Feilding Agricultural High School.          

Poser 3  –  When did the Wallabies last hold the Bledisloe Cup ?     Answer –  2003

Poser 4 –  Who is North Harbours Bryn Gatland playing Super Rugby for in 2021 ?          Answer –   The Chiefs   


   MITRE10 CUP  –  Sun 13 Sept vs Southland (Invercargill) lost 10-16  –  Sun 20 Sept vs Counties Manukau (Napier) won 31-17 –  Sat 26 Sept vs Canterbury (Napier) won 20-19 –   Sun 4 Oct vs Otago (Dunedin)  won 28-9 (RS)   –  Sun 11 Oct vs North Harbour (Takapuna) lost 10-46  –   Fri 16 Oct vs Northland (Napier) (RS) won 33-17 –  Sat 24 Oct vs Manawatu (Napierwon 47-12 (RS)  –   Sun 1 Nov vs Bay of Plenty  (Tauranga) lost 17-22  –   Sun 8 Nov vs Wellington (Napier)  (RS) won 34-18  –  Sun 15 Nov vs Taranaki (New Plymouth won 34-33  :   Semi Final – vs Taranaki (Napier) won 59-23   :  Championship Final – vs Northland won 36-24

Scoring: 7min. Luatangi Li try/con Dan Hawkins   –  0-7 ;  11m  Jonah Lowe try   –  5-7 ;  15m  Neria Fomai try/con Lincoln McClutchie  –  12-7 ;  19m Will Grant try  –  12-12  ;  28m. Tom Robinson try  –  12-17;  36m Lolagi Visinia try  –  17-17    ///    43m Lowe try/con McClutchie   –  24-17 ;  50m Fomai try/con Caleb Makene  –  31-17 ;  58m Ash Dixon try  –  36-17 ;  74m Tamati Tua try/con Johnny Cooper  –  36-24


2020 Mitre10 Finals: 
Cup  –  Auckland
 12  Tasman 13        :         Championship –  Hawkes Bay  36  Northland 24

BLEDISLOE CUP  –  11 Oct. vs Australia (Wgtn)  Draw 16-16  : 18 Oct. vs Australia (Auck) Won 27-7  : 31 Oct. vs  Australia (Sydney) Won 43-5  : 7 Nov. vs Australia (Brisbane) Lost 22-24

  – 31 October NZ vs Australia (Sydney) won 43-5    7 Nov. NZ vs Australia (Brisbane) lost 22-24  :   14 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Sydney)  lost 15-25 :   21 Nov. Australia vs Argentina (Newcastle) Draw  15-15  :   28 Nov. NZ vs Argentina (Newcastle)  won  38-0 :  5 Dec. Australia vs Argentina (Sydney).   (Re-scheduled draw since South Africa withdrew)


New Zealand Marist Rugby Federation
An organization initiated to promote and foster a spirit of union, co-operation and close friendly relations between all Marist and similar rugby union football clubs in New Zealand, Australasia and the Pacific.

Neil Murphy,  General Manager

Ellwood Function Centre,  Otene Road,  Hastings.     Phone: 0274 070 809

2020  NZ Marist Colts tour  –  Northland/Auckland regions 
– This years tour was been cancelled.
2020  NZ MARIST XV  v  NZR Divisional XV  – This years tour was been cancelled
>>> Info on rescheduling both of these events will be announced in 2021 <<<

Start planning NOW to attend the annual
Spillane Tournament
Hosted by Taupo Marist in association with New Zealand Marist
Owen Delaney Park
Tournament Dates: Saturday 13th / Sunday 14th March 2021
>>> Final entries 14th February 2021
Hosted by Taupo Marist in association with New Zealand Marist
Owen Delaney Park – Netball Courts
Tournament Date: Saturday 13th March 2021
>>>  Final entries 14th February 2021
Run by Marist Netball Hamilton & Napier Ex High Marist
Important Reminder
Act Now and get your travel & accommodation funding applications underway

>>>  <<<



New members are especially welcome!!

Patron: John O’Shaughnessy

President: Dave Herrick

Vice Presidents: G O’Shaughnessy, Lawrence Willis, David Pearson, Dave Bovey, Matt Bertram,
Robert Ferreira, Peter Nixon

Secretary: Andrew Frame   –   Treasurer: John McCorkindale

Chairman: Del Whyte

Committee: Del Whyte, Dan Whyte, Stu Lindsay, Scott Morgan, Mathew Sinclair, Glen Walklin, Calim Leathard, Club Coach & team captains.

For all Cricket Info please contact:
– Secretary – Andrew Frame   ph.843 7701 H  /  021 102 4990  –
or  Del Whyte – 021 705 030  –

“New Players Welcome to Team up with us again for the
2020-21 Season”


Contacts: Club Chairman: Craig Smith.  Secretary: Abby Whitley – 027 8450 735  –
Club Contact: Dianne de Lautour – 027 240 3235
“New Players Welcome to Team up with us for the 2020-21 season”

Napier Marist Football
Team Up with Napier Marist Football again in 2021….

2020 Committee Members
Chairman – Chris Guillemot
  Treasurer – Nicola Brown   Secretary – Larissa Duwakin   Club Captain – Ken Cooper
Executive –  Sheree Lack,  Marty Akers,  Carl Hunt
Coaching Coordinator – Marty Akers

Junior Club Captain – James McIntosh.   Junior Committee
Rep – Anna Quinn
Thanks to our clubs major sponsors
Alexander Electrical  –  Bay Mazda  –  Bay Tours & Charters  –    BTG  –  Engage Video  –  Latteys  –
Matt Sinclair Harcourts  –  Nelson Signs  –   On Line Autos  –  Pak n Save  –  Pro Active Physio  –  Pro Blast  – Red Steel  –  Shed 2  –  Vision Homes  –  Westshore Beach Inn

>>> For all Napier Marist Football info please contact – Chris Guillemot  – 0278 450 952

“Play Napier Marist Football in 2021
– New Players Welcome”



Napier ExHigh Marist Netball
Pass the Word Around
Come along and join our club in 2021

>>> For more Info  please Contact:
President: Glenys Hannan  027 8355 565
Secretary: Rebecca Hollyman  022 621 0653  /  Treasurer:  Jacqui Gardiner  0272 398 204  /
Gear Manager: Jo Exeter  0276 227 607  /  Jill Verschaffelt  027 299 2704

Like us on facebook to keep up to date with all the happenings.

‘Team up with ExHigh Marist Netball again in 2021′

The Leprauchan Comments

Paddy wanted to be an accountant, so he went and took the Irish accountancy exam.
Examiner: “If I give you two rabbits and then I give you another two rabbits, how many rabbits do you have?”
Paddy: “Five.”
Examiner: “No, listen carefully again. If I give you two rabbits and then I give you another two rabbits, how many rabbits have you got?”
Paddy: “Five.”
Examiner: “Let’s try this another way. If I give you two bottles of beer and then I give you another two bottles of beer, how many bottles of beer have you got?”

 Paddy: “Four.”
Examiner: “Good! Now, if I give you two rabbits and then I give you another two rabbits, how many rabbits have you got?”
Paddy: “Five.”
Examiner: “How on earth do you work out that two lots of two rabbits is five?”
Paddy: “I’ve already got one rabbit at home!”


Three lads from Dublin were getting paid to take part in a survey about tea drinking. One of the questions was ‘How do you stir sugar into your tea?’

‘I stir it in with my left hand’, replied Mick. ‘I stir it in with my right’, replied Shaun.

‘I stir it in with a spoon’, replied Paddy.


An English lawyer was sat with his Irish client. ‘Marty’ he sighed, ‘Why is it that whenever you ask an Irishman a question, he replies with another question?’

‘Bollocks. Who told you that?’ asked Marty.


Father O’ Malley answers the phone. ‘Hello, is this Father O’Malley?’
‘It is’
‘This is the Inland Revenue Service, income tax department. Can you help us?’
‘I can.’
‘Do you know a Ted Houlihan?’
‘I do’
‘Is he a member of your congregation?’
‘He is’
‘Did he donate €10,000 to the church?’
‘He will.’


We look forward to seeing all rugby players, footballers, netballers, cricketers and softballers and friends at the clubrooms each Saturday  –  Pop in for cool Tui or two  – Also bring along your mates for an Ale and a chat.    All members and Friends Welcome …………. Ed

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